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  • Should You Drink Green Tea Before Bed? We Weigh the Pros and Cons

    02/20/2020 11:17:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 16, 2020
    Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages on earth: It’s full of flavonoids that can help reduce inflammation, aids in lowering bad cholesterol and can lessen your chances of heart attack or stroke, Harvard Medical School tells us—all important factors to counteract the effects of the day-old cheese stick and half a sleeve of crackers you sometimes refer to as “lunch.” But does this mean you can drink green tea before bed and reap all its healthy benefits? The short answer: No. Well, not if you want to get a good night’s sleep. Wait, why can’t I drink green...
  • Who’s the Woman Who Chugged Coffee During Impeachment Hearing?

    11/22/2019 8:17:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Yahoo! Entertainment ^ | November 20, 2019 | Yahoo! Entertainment
    Who is the woman at the center of the viral coffee chugging moment during Tuesday’s impeachment hearing? The woman dramatically drank her beverage as Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified. She tilted her head back to take a big gulp before seeming to remember she was on camera. Her name is Emma Dumain . . .
  • Caffeine on the mind? Just seeing reminders of coffee can stimulate our brain

    04/01/2019 1:23:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    neurosciencenews ^ | 03/29/2019
    The study, co-authored by Maglio and published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition, looks at an effect called priming, through which exposure to even subtle cues can influence our thoughts and behavior. “People often encounter coffee-related cues, or think about coffee, without actually ingesting it,” says Maglio, an expert on consumer behavior. Arousal in psychology refers to how specific areas of the brain get activated into a state of being alert, awake and attentive. It can be triggered by a number of things, including our emotions, neurotransmitters in the brain, or the caffeinated beverages we consume. In this case, the...
  • Cocaine in London river is making eels 'hyperactive,' researchers say

    01/22/2019 8:15:22 AM PST · by ETL · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Jan 21, 2019 | Jennifer Earl | Fox News
    A team of scientists at the university studied wastewater that's entering into the river from nearby sewers during storms and found traces of the drug within 24 hours of the overflow, the Independent reports. Compared to other major cities, the level of cocaine entering London's water system — likely through users' urine — is much higher. "Increases in caffeine, cocaine and benzoylecgonine [a metabolite] were observed 24 hours after sewer overflow events,' King's College London researchers said in a paper that detailed their findings, according to the Evening Standard. London's water treatment plants are tasked with purifying the water but major storms reportedly "overwhelm"...
  • FDA Bans Pure Bulk Caffeine Products, Citing "Significant Public Health Concern"

    04/15/2018 7:58:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    newsweek ^ | Kate Sheridan
    Companies can no longer sell bulk packages of liquid or powdered caffeine directly to consumers, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. The policy will take immediate effect “given the significant public health concern,” according to the agency’s statement released Friday. “Highly concentrated and pure caffeine, often sold in bulk packages, have been linked to at least two deaths in otherwise healthy individuals,” the agency stated. ... Between 10 and 14 grams of caffeine is considered life-threatening, according to the FDA’s guidelines, though people can have an irregular or rapid heart rate and seizures after taking just a gram. The...
  • Energy drinks costs new father part of his skull, wife claims.

    10/16/2017 2:01:27 AM PDT · by gattaca · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/14/2017 | Fox News
    A woman is claiming that her husband's habit of "excessive energy drink consumption" caused him to suffer the brain hemorrhage that ultimately cost him part of his skull.... Brianna wrote that her husband had suffered a brain hemorrhage, and says doctors blamed it on “excessive energy drink consumption” after running a toxicology screen and ruling out drugs.
  • You actually would die without your coffee, research says

    05/10/2017 3:22:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 76 replies
    Aletelia ^ | May 5, 2017 | Calah Alexander |
    But you have to drink it like you really mean it. For years doctors have looked askance at us coffee drinkers, warning us about the dangers caffeine poses to our hearts, brains, and bowels. They implored us to quit coffee entirely or at least keep it to one cup a day. But did we listen? No. And what do we have to show for it?Really, really good health.Listen up, coffee drinkers. This is the day of our vindication. It turns out we were right all along — we actually would die without our coffee. Read more: Natural skincare: 5...
  • Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia

    03/07/2017 2:15:49 PM PST · by JimSEA · 31 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 3/7/2017 | Indiana University
    A study by Indiana University researchers has identified 24 compounds -- including caffeine -- with the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia. The protective effect of the enzyme, called NMNAT2, was discovered last year through research conducted at IU Bloomington. The new study appears today in the journal Scientific Reports. "This work could help advance efforts to develop drugs that increase levels of this enzyme in the brain, creating a chemical 'blockade' against the debilitating effects of neurodegenerative disorders," said Hui-Chen Lu, who led the study. Lu is a Gill Professor in the...
  • A Man in California Is Fighting a Caffeine DUI, and the State Won't Back Down

    12/28/2016 6:15:38 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 77 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/29/2016
    A California man is in the midst of a lengthy legal battle following a driving under the influence charge that was issued almost 18 months ago for operating a car while under the influence of caffeine, reports said. I'm sorry, did we miss something? When did it become illegal to drive after consuming some espresso? Joseph Schwab, 36, was pulled over on August 5, 2015, by a California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control agent in an unmarked car who claimed the 36-year-old had cut her off and was driving erratically, The Guardian reported. The agent administered a breathalyzer test which...
  • Senator calls for FDA probe into caffeinated peanut butter

    11/11/2015 7:10:05 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 17 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 10, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    WASHINGTON, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to probe an unusual caffeine-infused product: peanut butter. STEEM is offering peanut butter in Connecticut and Massachusetts that the company says contains the same amount of caffeine in 2 tablespoons as would be found in two cups of coffee. "STEEM is designed to provide a consistent release of sustained energy and the naturally slow digestion of peanut butter is the key to that. STEEM delivers protein, electrolytes and caffeine, granting you hours of endurance and focus, and freeing you from distractions like hunger and fatigue," the company...
  • Mum died after "excessive consumption" of caffeine from drinking 8 litres of Pepsi Max every day

    11/04/2015 7:45:41 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 55 replies
    mirror ^ | 4 nov 2015 | EUGENE HENDERSON
    A post mortem found she died as a result of her "excessive consumption" of caffeine from the fizzy pop combined with her prescription drugs. "When mum was drinking heavily she could get through a one-litre bottle of vodka a day and four two-litre bottles of Pepsi Max."
  • No Vices: Ill. Eyes Bans on Powdered Alcohol and Caffeine, E-cigs

    04/02/2015 8:33:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 1, 2015 | Benjamin Yount, Watchdog.org
    Illinois lawmakers are close to banning — or partially banning — new versions of some of the most popular products on any convenience store shelf. The Illinois state Senate is poised to vote on two proposed laws outlawing powdered alcohol, often called Palcohol, and powdered caffeine. Chicago Democrat Ira Silverstein is pushing the powdered alcohol ban, and the proposal cleared a legislative committee last week. Illinois Watchdog reached out to Silverstein, but he did not immediately return our calls. Silverstein has said, however, that he's afraid for young people. "It's the type of item that can be sprinkled on food...
  • How to Get Through a Workday on No Sleep

    08/18/2014 3:27:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Melissa Dahl
    So, you couldn’t sleep last night. You’d like nothing more than to go back to bed, but you’ve got a long day of work staring you in the face. How do you power through? Science of Us talked to sleep researchers to figure out how to get through a day after you’ve had a sleepless night. Each of them wanted to be incredibly clear, up front, about this: You really, really need seven to eight hours of sleep to function like a proper human being (unless you’re one of those short sleepers — but look, you aren’t). Still, they acknowledged,...
  • US Warns Against "Pure Caffeine" After Teen Dies

    07/19/2014 1:35:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    US regulators on Friday warned against ingesting pure powdered caffeine, which is being sold in bulk over the Internet and is known to have killed at least one teenager.US regulators on Friday warned against ingesting pure powdered caffeine, which is being sold in bulk over the Internet and is known to have killed at least one teenager. "These products are essentially 100 per cent caffeine. A single teaspoon of pure caffeine is roughly equivalent to the amount in 25 cups of coffee," the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. The FDA advised consumers "to avoid powdered pure caffeine" and warned...
  • Man sets house afire trying to kill spider with lighter, spray paint

    07/17/2014 6:56:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    KOMO News.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | KOMO Staff
    Man sets house afire trying to kill spider with lighter, spray paint SEATTLE -- Fire officials say a West Seattle man was using a lighter and a can of spray paint to kill a spider in his laundry room when the house went up in flames. Fire crews were called to a home in the 10200 block of 34th Avenue SW just before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Firefighters originally battled the blaze from a distance after learning there may be ammunition inside. Crews were eventually able to extinguish the fire, but not before it did significant damage to the structure....
  • How coffee can perk up your memory: Drinking a strong mug can improve recall

    01/12/2014 5:50:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Jn 12, 2014 | UK Daily Mail Reporter
    Researchers in Baltimore, Maryland, carried out tests on 100 people Showed them a series of images which they had to remember Then gave some participants 200mg of caffeine - the same as a strong cup Those who took dose could remember pictures more clearly the next day Coffee doesn’t just perk you up – just one mug a day can give your memory a boost too, experts claimed yesterday. ‘We have always known caffeine has cognitive enhancing effects, but its particular effects on strengthening memories and making them resistant to forgetting has never been examined in detail in humans. We...
  • Portion control -- how the government plans to dictate what's on your dinner table in 2014

    01/04/2014 7:49:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 3, 2014 | Baylen Linnekin
    Would you rather sip on unpasteurized milk or a cold glass of soda? Do you prefer Saturday lunch at a fast food joint or a farmers market? Regardless of your choices, your food freedom -- your right to grow, raise, produce, buy, sell, share, cook, eat, and drink the foods you want -- is under attack. Here are ten food freedom issues to keep an eye on in 2014. 1: FDA May Ban or Restrict a Growing Number of Food Ingredients. The FDA has proposed banning oils containing trans fats, an ingredient found in foods like coffee creamers and muffins....
  • Mountain Dew spill forces major traffic backups on I-70

    05/09/2013 12:43:12 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 17 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | 5/9/2013 | uncredited
    Traffic remains backed up for miles on Interstate 70 in Washington County after a tractor-trailer carrying Mountain Dew jackknifed Thursday morning. [snip]
  • FDA to investigate added caffeine in trail mix, gum, other foods

    04/30/2013 7:10:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 29, 2013 | Associated Press
    Trail mix. Potato chips. And now gum. With a growing number of foods boasting added caffeine for an energy boost, the Food and Drug Administration says it's time to investigate their safety. The FDA's new look at added caffeine and its effects on children and adolescents is in response to a caffeinated gum introduced this week by Wrigley.
  • Coroner Concludes Woman’s 2 Gallon A Day Coca-Cola Habit “A Substantial Factor” In Her Death

    02/12/2013 2:05:35 PM PST · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    When a New Zealand woman died in February 2010, her family swiftly pointed fingers at her 2.2 gallon a day Coke habit. Not the white powdery stuff, the drinkable, cola-y stuff. And although it’s taken three years, a coroner has found that the beverage was a major factor in her death. Coca-Cola had pointed out last year that too much water is bad for you as well, so it’s not surprising that the company disagrees with the ruling. The 30-year-old mother of eight guzzled a whole lot of Coke for years before her death, and the coroner said a bunch...